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Hindi. Residents also speak Urdu and Punjabi.
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November to March
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Agra Tourism

Located on the banks of River Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is one of the major tourist destinations in the world, famous for its Medieval Mughal Buildings. Often known as the Taj city, Agra has 3 UNESCO world heritage sites and over 50 most popular tourist spots in the world. Agra is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture finesse. A perfect blend of Indo- Islamic architecture, the buildings in the city exhibit an exuberant craftsmanship and perfection shedding light on the grandeur of the Mughal era.

Included in the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism, known as the city of Taj Mahal with its rich history and cultural backdrop, Agra is considered as the lifeline of Indian Tourism. The Golden Age of the city began with the Mughals. Then known as Akbarabad, the city remained capital of the Mughal Empire up until the capital was shifted to New Delhi. The city has witnessed the Reign of 3 mighty Mughal emperors: Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan, all of them making excellent contributions to develop the city. This city is an excellent destination for the art lovers, history geeks, architecture enthusiasts and photographers.

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The Major tourist spots in Agra include the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all of which are UNESCO world heritage sites. Along with these monuments and palaces, the rich history and heritage, the city is famous for its shopping streets and excellent cuisine.

How to reach

Agra is easily accessible through road, rail and air.

How to Reach by Flight

Agra’s Kheria airport is also a military base. It is a seasonal commercial airport and is connected only by Air India flights from New Delhi. The flight from Delhi to Agra is less than an hour long.

How to Reach by Train

There are five railway stations in Agra - Agra Cantt Station (the main station), Agra Fort Railway Station, Raja Ki Mandi, Agra City and Idgah Railway Station. There are regular trains to Agra from cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior and Jhansi. Trains to Agra also depart Delhi from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (NZM), which is about 20 minutes south of New Delhi Railway Station. The fastest morning train from Delhi to Agra is the new, non-stop 12050 Gatimaan Express. It will take around 1hr and 40 mins to reach Agra from Delhi.

How to Reach by Bus

Agra has two major interstate bus terminals called Idgah Bus Stand (which is located right in the centre of the city and is 8 kilometres from the Taj Mahal) and ISBT (which is located at a distance of 12 kilometres from the Taj Mahal). Agra is well connected by bus to cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow etc.

How to Reach by Road

Agra is connected to Delhi by NH2 and the new Yamuna Expressway. The drive time is about 4-5 hours depending on traffic and time of the day. Jaipur is connected to Agra by NH11 and is a 4-hour drive.

How to travel within

You can find a number of Taxis, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws in cheaper prices to travel around Agra.

Local Cuisine
Agra, apart from being famous for its monuments, is acknowledged for its exuberant local cuisine. It has one of the best street food serving spots in the country.

1.    Petha
Agra pethas are something which people of Agra die for. Petha comes in wide varieties and tastes ranging from Paan to Kesar.
2.    Paratha
Agra is famous for its Mughlai Cuisine, and hence you would get the best parathas served here.
3.    Mughlai Cuisine.
This is the trademark of Agra. With a vast number of dishes, this is considered as a souvenir from the Mughal era.
4.    Shawarma
Served with green and white mint sauces, the chicken filled roll with thick coats of mayonnaise, the Shawarma is a delight Agra has to offer.
5.    Tandoori Chicken
Like Hyderabad is famous for its Biriyani, Agra is famous for its mouth-watering Tandoori Chicken served with green mint chutney.

 

Drink and Dine

1.The Global Savour Restaurant

2. Good Vibes Cafe

3. MoMo Cafe

4. Tea'se Me

5. ITC Mughal Taj Bano

6. Peshwari

7. Bamboo Cafe

8. Bon Barbecue Restaurant

9. The Chef's Club

10. Bob Marley Restaurant.

Agra Itinerary

Day1:
-    Taj Mahal (best at dawn and dusk)
-    Agra Fort
-    Itimad – Ud – daulah
-    Akbar’s Tomb
-    Mehtab Gardens


Day 2:
-    Fatehpur Sikri
-    Shopping.

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